build or construct your own coffin is a unique alternative to purchasing
a manufactured casket. It can also prove to be a personalized and
According to sources about
coffin making, this can be quite easily done without specialist woodworking
skills. With all our environmental concerns about the earth’s resources
and pollution, building your own ‘natural’ coffin, is also a more sustainable
The Jewish faith believes in
burial in a simple, natural way and therefore a simple, naturally made
pine box with no ornate fixtures is the preferred choice. Aside from
that many of us are now opting for simplicity and something more organic
and natural. We are stepping away from the need for elaborate, expensive
excessive steel caskets.
|There are a
number of organizations that provide resources to assist you with building
your own coffin. These can be reference materials that explain how
to construct a coffin, giving tips on design and woodworking skills.
Or you can also purchase ‘flat-packed’ readymade options. There are
even kits that help you build a piece of furniture, such as a Hope Chest
or Coffee Table, which can be later utilized as a coffin. This makes
for a very practical and ingenious method where you can create your own
affordable casket and even get value out of it in life!
The two resources below for
‘DIY Coffins’ and ‘Homemade Caskets’ give comprehensive guides to how to
go about constructing your own wooden coffin. Another great personalization
option when you have created your own wooden coffin, is the fact that you
can decorate it and make it especially personal.
Being able to construct your
own natural wooden coffin and decorate it, personalizes it in a unique
way, and makes a less expensive and more personal casket, than purchasing
a casket from a casket retailer.
Directory of Natural Casket
Companies in the United States:
Ark Wood Caskets
Ashland, OR 97520
Eternity International Inc.
449 Tyrella Ave, Suite #45
Mountain View, CA 94043
Kent Casket Industries Inc
545 Eighth Avenue, Suite
New York, NY 10018
P.O. Box 3
Longmont, CO 80502
Northwoods Casket Company
1214 North Center Street
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Summit Ridge Wood Design
P.O. Box 308
Dolores, C0 81323
The Old Pine Box
PO Box 1713
Edgewood, NM 87015
||Expert Author: Sara
Sara is the Editor in Chief
for US Funerals Online and has been researching and writing about the death
care industry in the US for the last 5 years.
Caskets: You Can Make a Coffin